On May 31, 2012, shortly after 2:00 p.m. two pick up trucks crashed near the intersection of Highway 123 and Farm Road 1339.
A Chevy pick-up truck was traveling north on Highway 123 when a dump truck pulled out in front of it. The Chevy’s driver was Roman Esparza, 20 years old, of Seguin. According to an article in the Seguin Gazette, the dump truck pulled out from FM 1339 and Esparza swerved, attempting to avoid a collision with the dump truck. Esparza lost control of his vehicle and careened across the highway into the southbound lane where it crashed into a Dodge pick up truck. The Dodge was being driven by Patricia Rivera, 46, of Seguin and Rivera had a passenger, 80 year old Estefana Sanchez. As the passenger side of the Dodge was crashed into, emergency personnel had to extricate Ms. Sanchez from the truck. Both she and Ms. Rivera were immediately transported to San Antonio’s University Hospital.
Emergency personnel had to remove the Dodge pickup’s passenger-side door to extricate the front-seat passenger from the wrecked vehicle. She was identified as Estefana Sanchez, 80, of Seguin and was airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio. Sanchez died later that day. Esparza also received immediate medical attention and was lucky to survive his injuries.
The dump truck driver fled the scene of the accident and has not been identified. State Trooper Jacob McEathron continues to investigate the accident.
Motor vehicle accidents can cause major bodily injuries, and in some cases, even death. If you have been involved in car crash, contact a Seguin personal injury attorney to obtain just compensation for you.